Beauty and proportion
Chiswick strikes the right median between action and stillness, the urbane and the pastoral. With its riverside walks, numerous green spaces, quiet, leafy Victorian streets, and vibrant high road, it’s hard to believe the dissonance of the city is only a short tube ride away. And where there's more air to breathe outdoors, you'll find more room to spread out inside too. In this smart mansion block on the Chiswick High Road, Prebend Mansions is a spacious apartment: a connoisseur’s blend of comfort, magnificence and decorum, it promises a cultivated break for the civilised traveller.
Your hosts are a retired Brit and an American who like to weigh out their time equally between London and Palm Springs. Their worldly tastes, and love of culture are mirrored in this impeccably renovated home, with its columns of books, hand picked pieces of art, and gorgeous possessions from around the globe.
Step through the front door into a large sitting-dining room, and curl up in one of the bespoke upholstered chairs. Admire the harmonious composition, as light from the French doors plays on the dark polished wood, the silver ornaments, and objets d’art. In the kitchen, a huge American style fridge and modernist metal chairs keep things cool. So take a glass of Rosé to the book lined study and enjoy some Monteverdi in surround sound from the entertainment system. The sofa doubles as a king size bed, and rumour has it, is the most comfy mattress money can buy, so if you’re tempted by slumber, be sure not to miss out on the fading evening light in the delightful garden. Here, a Greek statue, a fish pond with trickling water, a summerhouse, a kitchenette, and a state of the art barbeque offer a true renaissance in al fresco entertaining. Later, temperance will be restored with the help of a huge walk-in shower, and adjacent twin sinks in the lovely bathroom. The impressive master bedroom with its sumptuous king size, carved wooden bed will inspire all manner of elaborate dreams, from Baroque through to Rococo.
Gratify your inner Feng Shui with the Renaissance architecture and gardens of nearby Chiswick House. After which, you’ll find some excellent restaurants on Chiswick High Road for a spot of lunch. Alternatively, you might prefer to pick up something wholesome at the farmers and fine food market for a well-balanced dinner at home. And if you’re craving an earthier palette of high and low culture, then central London is only half an hour away by tube or car.
There is a sofabed in the office which can be set up for two. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared.
There is no wardrobe in the second bedroom, however, there are shelves to place your clothes on. There is, also, a built-in hanging rail that you can use.
The hosts' cleaner will visit on Wednesday afternoons at 1.30pm for about an hour.
The little summerhouse and the barbecue in the garden is only available during spring and summer.
This home doesn't have air-conditioning. There is a ceiling fan in the master bedroom, though do ask us if you'd like to have any additional fans for your stay.
This home accepts babies and older children but does not accept toddlers.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.